tula pink’s elizabeth ~ a table runner collage style

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happy friday folks!

we’re so much smoke now, as it travels from the western states of washington, oregon, idaho, and so the smokey smell is especially heavy in the air, this last week especially.  oh Lord do we need your refreshing rain, and we ask for protection for all the firefighters and support people, and more. 

the upside is that if you have to be indoors {and i do as it plays heck with my allergies}, then it’s time to sew!! {or clean house} but back to sewing…

and so… more collage. collage. collage!  yes, i cut floral motifs almost every day… still.  and it gives me such a wonderful variety, and i appreciate having a palette of great choices!  i’ll take a photo to show you later how i organize, and store my lovely “box of collage stash” that i draw from ~ literally! 

so here is the latest i’ve made, in a simple runner, using those “different” {but very creative} tula pink fabric line, “elizabeth” faces… i loved this rustic shabby gray dot on creamy fabric is by timeless treasures fabrics of soHo, the pattern is ‘ophelia’  and think it makes a nice background:

i usually keep the quilting to the actual collage flowers to a smaller stipple, and then graduate to a larger different quilting motif in the centers, and then back again.  i kept the quilting pretty simple, and blended the thread color with the quilt using a 50 weight cotton on the top and bottom for thread choices.  

my tip:  when you’re not very confident in your free motion quilting, or when you don’t want the threadplay to “take over”… then choose a light colored thread that blends with the background fabric, and choose a simple quilting motif/style.  

i like the subtle texture it brings, and it allows the “elizabeth” styled motifs to be the focus.  and… another finish!  {always a good thing.}

bless your day!
xo
leslie
soli deo gloria

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